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BJP to support bill for conferring statehood to Telangana

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Hyderabad, Apr 6 (UNI) Asserting that the BJP will support the bill for conferring statehood to Telangana as and when moved in Parliament, its National secretary Bandaru Dattatreya today demanded that the TRS pull out of the UPA Government, if the Congress delayed introduction of the bill any longer.

After taking a pledge along with party leaders and activists on the State Party formation day in front of the stupa in memory of those sacrificed their lives for liberation of Telangana from the tyranical Nizam rule, Mr Datattreya said the Union Labour Minister K Chandrasekara Rao and Union Minister of State for Rural Development A Narendra should resign from the ministry and join the movement for spearheading the stir for Telangana State.

He alleged that the Congress and the TRS, which had ''promised'' statehood prior to the last elections, were cheating the people.

BJP Floor leader in the Assembly G Kishan Reddy said the BJP was the only party which had passed a resolution in support of statehood for Telangana.

The party was committed to smaller states for administrative convenience and had carved out states like Uttaranchal, Jharkand and Chattisgarh as promised to the people, he added.

BJP State President N Indrasena Reddy said his party would agitate till the demand for the formation of Andhra and Telangana states was realised.

Earlier, Speaking to newspersons after hoisting the party flag at the party state headquarters on the occasion of the completion of 26 years of the formation of the party, Mr Indrasena Reddy said his party was observing the 27th year of its existence as a year of movements.

Mr Reddy while alleging that the Rajasekhara Reddy Government had gone back on every promise the Congress made during the elections, said that the BJP would fight for the implementation of these promises.

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